Latest News

  • New Employment Referral Scheme
    Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:47

    FRU is excited to announce the launch of our self-referral project. From January 2015 we will be accepting self-referrals for some short employment cases. This is a pilot project which we are able to run thanks to a generous grant from Trust for London.

    To be eligible for self-referral a case must be listed for a full merits hearing of one or two days. All other cases will still need to be referred to us by a referral agency. We believe it is still in our clients’ interests to receive early advice from a referral agency whenever possible and hope this project will help us to reach those who are unable to access their services.

    Full details of the project are available here.

  • Thank you for walking the Thames
    Mon, 11/17/2014 - 09:06

    We are extremely grateful to Simon Lawson and Jumoke Adejimola who took part in this year’s walk the Thames to raise funds for FRU.

    If you would like to make a donation towards their efforts you can still do so by visiting our fundraising page -

  • New Management Committee Elected
    Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:41

    FRU held its AGM on Thursday 16th October.  We are pleased to announce the new committee members are Andrew Watson as Chair of the committee, James Quelch as Secretary and Liam Sabec as Treasurer.  The general committee members are Charlotte Bull, Allison Crabtree, Jessica Harris and Adam Ross.


  • National Pro Bono Week
    Tue, 10/21/2014 - 09:05

    The 13th annual National Pro Bono Week (NPBW), sponsored by the Law Society, the Bar Council and the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), will take place between 3 - 7 November 2014. The aim of the week is to celebrate the breadth and impact of pro bono work undertaken by the legal profession across the year.


  • Taking Steps to Secure Access to Justice
    Thu, 07/10/2014 - 14:12

    Matthew Sellwood, one of our seven management committee members, is currently walking across Britain from Land’s End to John O' Groats to raise money for FRU.

    Matthew hopes to have completed the 1100 miles by the end of August. 

    We are very grateful to Matthew for taking on this epic task on behalf of FRU.

    Please support Matthew in his journey here